Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators




Need a boot to kick-start your writing?


Here it is—RE-Boot Camp 3-in-1: The Power of Craft!


Three 2-hour interactive sessions all for one price.


Members: $45.00
Non-members: $55.00

If you are being asked to pay the nonmember price, but you think you are a member, please make sure you are logged in and check your SCBWI account to make sure it is up-to-date.

A confirmation email will be sent to you after you are registered.


The Power of Visual Storytelling with Fred Koehler


Description: No matter what genre you write, readers will inevitably experience your story through the eyes of their imagination. Follow along with novelist and picture book artist Fred Koehler, who often writes his books by watching the ‘movie in his mind.’ This class will include hands-on exercises designed to add visual vibrance to your work in progress.


The Power of Language with Joyce Sweeney


Description: The one element of writing that captures agents’ and editors’ attention is a great voice. Voice refers to the whole way an author uses language. We will review the elements that make up a great voice, the things that hold voice back and how to find the authentic voice that works for you.


The Power of Characters with Dorian Cirrone


Description: Write S.M.A.R.T. Learn to create memorable characters that resonate with readers in this two-part presentation: Part 1: Five Steps to building a relatable main character, who elicits empathy and emotion from readers. Part 2: Five Steps to populating your plot with a cast of dynamic supporting characters.


NOTE:  If you are unable to watch the event live, don’t worry. The presentations will be recorded and may be viewed by those who have registered for 30 days after the event. A link for the recordings will be sent to you AFTER the live event.


If you have any questions or problems, please email


Missed the live RE-Boot Camp? Register below and gain access to the 3 recorded presentations until October 14, 2020!